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Biswamit Dwibedy

Assistant Professor

  • Department: Comparative Literature and English
  • Office: 
    G-116
  • Office Hours: 
    Wednesdays 12:00–13:30

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Professor Dwibedy teaches in the Department of Comparative Literature and English and joined The American University of Paris in 2019. He has also taught creative writing and arts practice at the Srishti Institute of Art, Design, and Technology in Bangalore, India. He is the author of six collections of poetry, published in India and the United States. In 2012 he edited a dossier of Indian poetry in translation from seven different regional languages for Aufgabe, a literary journal published by Litmus Press, New York, and in 2015 he was a judge for the Best Translated Book Award conferred by Open Letter Books at the University of Rochester. He is also the founder and editor of Anew Print, a small press that publishes limited-edition chapbooks from writers in India and abroad. 

Dwibedy’s areas of interest include experimental and interdisciplinary writing, including writing (both poetic and critical) in relation to the visual arts. As a poet, his practice delves into modes of writing rooted in erasure, ekphrasis, and collage. He is also interested in creative writing that uses historical research as inspiration and source material. Currently, he is working on a series of mixed-genre books on medieval architecture in India, and a historical-fiction about immigrant life in early 19th century London. 



Education/Degrees

  • M.F.A, Bard College, New York

Publications

  • Ozalid, San Diego: 1913 Press, 2010 
  • Eirik’s Ocean, New York: Portable Press/Yo-Yo Labs, 2016 
  • Ancient Guest, India: HarperCollins, 2017 
  • Hubble Gardener, New York: Spuyten Duyvil, 2018 
  • MC3, New York: Essay Press, 2018

Research Areas

  • Modernism and the avant-garde 
  • Contemporary poetry in translation from India and France 
  • Experimental fiction 
  • Interdisciplinary and mixed-genre writing